Remove the HPV Vaccine Mandate in Rhode Island
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Health Choice Rhode Island is dedicated to protecting our medical freedom in Rhode Island. We are currently working with our state legislators and government officials to remove the HPV vaccine mandate in Rhode Island. We assert that individuals have the right to make vaccination decisions after discussing their healthcare treatment with their physician.
In 2014, the Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) made a decision to mandate additional vaccines, including the HPV vaccine (e.g. Gardasil, Gardasil 9, and Cervarix), for students entering seventh grade in both public and private schools. This mandate infringes upon our right to informed consent.
HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that is non-communicable by participation in normal school activities. At the time the new minimum immunization standards were adopted, there was little opportunity for parents and other engaged citizens to voice their opinions during public hearings.
It is our hope that you will join us in our efforts to preserve and protect the People’s right to informed consent and to improve clear communications and transparency from the RI Department of Health prior to adoption of regulations which impact families.
Questions or comments about Health Choice Rhode Island can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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